The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 110 89 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Xen 1 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.054% 0.84% -
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 6.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £308
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +21.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.00
Xen
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
192 217 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.39% 12.12% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 124 56
Median daily rate £375 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 21
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.25 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £21.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Xen as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the Manchester region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Xen.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) NFS
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (66.67%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) NFS
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) NetApp
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat